Re: BTF-8

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Wed Sep 15 1999 - 20:31:07 EDT


> <laughter specific="rolling on the floor>
> ken, i believe baudot is the international alphabet number 2, not number 1.
> (ascii is number 5.)
> </laughter>

Well, actually, I *was* referring to International Telegraph Alphabet
number 1. The Baudot Code used in Telex is ITA number 2, but it
didn't exist in 1916 -- it was standardized in the 1930's. There actually
are (or were) lots of "Baudot Codes", which just adds to the merriment. See:

(a reprint from DataCom -- unfortunately it is missing most of the Figures.)


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